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NP vs PA: Nps and pas may overlap in many aspects of being physician extenders. Nurse practicianers obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then additional training to be a np. Physician assistance usually obtain a masters degree. ...Read more
They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more
See below:: Treating cancer means more than just choosing the right therapy. Cancer impacts the entire family. Support for patients reaches far beyond the halls of a hospital. A coordinated team approach allows access to the physician specialists, nursing staff, physician extenders, child life support, survivers/peer support, convienient accomodations for the stay before, during and after treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pharmacist: Is an expert in medication preparation and dispensing while a physicians assistant (PA) is a medical provider. PA's are trained and licensed to evaluate patients. This means taking a history, examining a patient, and diagnosing then treating. In my experience both PA's and pharmacists play important but different roles in healthcare. ...Read more
Would emergency medicine doctors in the ED rather work with a family nurse practitioner, acute care nurse practitioner, or a physician assistant?
Many ways.: The scope of practice of pas depends on the state and their specialty. With general practitioners, pas usually work as "extensions" of the physician - and in theory, there should be good oversight of the work done by the pa. The physician should be available to answer questions the pa might have about the clinical case. In some states the pa can work without physician collaboration or backup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an "overseeing body" where patients can file formal complaints against physicians who are bad doctors?
State Medical Board: You can contact the medical board for whichever state the provider is practicing in. ...Read more
Degree and License: Ota's require two years of college and a state license. Salaries commensurate with experience and location in the $40k's. ...Read more
Mostly not.: The definition of complimentary and alternative medicine is slippery.I am a D.O., doctor of osteopathic medicine, and many M.D.'s consider my practice of manipulation, and philosophy of body self healing to be apocryphal(not accepted).I adhere to evidence based medicine as much as any dr.-but even the evidence isn't that firm.We learn more even day.Gsk told use Paxil (paroxetine) was safe in kids, not. ...Read more
Both: It doesn't matter. What matters is the person's skills, knowledge, personality, bedside manner, and teamwork. ...Read more
Dental: can you give me the names of 2 periodontists who participate in hartford connecticut's medicaid dental comprehensive care program for adults?
Yes: Some do. A expert may charge more. ...Read more
Without knowing more: Without knowing more details it is difficult to offer a precise answer. The bottom line though is that all licensed clinicians and their office staff are subject to following hipaa(health insurance portability and accountability act which provide for medical record confidentiality while setting standards for communication between providers and non providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dentists are doctors just like your physicians. The only difference is they focus on different part of your body. Nowdays, most dental school changed the dental degree to dmd which is doctoriae of dental medicine. Their education covers the whole medical field not just teeth. We are treating our patients as a whole not just their teeth. Because oral health can not be isolated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Job description: Evaluated and treat patients (fetus through adult) with any form of cardiovascular disease. This may mean giving meds to mom carrying a fetus with an irregular heartbeat . Closing a hole in the heart of a 3 year old with a catheter system through the leg vein. Or reducing blood pressure in an obese teen. Training: med school, peds residency, peds cardiology fellowship . Sorry 400 characters! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't think so: would need chart /physical exam , all labs , check with admin. ...Read more
Differently trained: Physician assistants train for 18 months to 2 years for the purpose of working alongside of (and under the supervision of) physicians, typically in very specific areas. In contrast, physicians train for 7 to 12 years (or more, after college) and are able to function very broadly and independently, although they can become quite specialized. Their functions are different, each with specific roles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MeetingPlace & Tools: Present at any location to which people go (or from which come from) as part of initial assistance for others concerned about their health with the goal of recognizing &assisting others with perceived problems with soul?mind?brain?body functioning. This includes all the tools for assisting with evaluation, diagnosis &treatment of symptoms &underlying disease, as recognized &addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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